NanoPi Air and gpio access with python3

I’ve flashed an SD card with the image provided for the NanoPi Air. Configured wifi to get access via ssh to my NanoPi Air and now I am trying to get any gpio library to run on it.

I’ve tried to install rpi.gpio or npi.gpio with pip3 and pip and also tried to use the wiring pi thing. But every test tells me, that I don’t have a Nano pi (or a raspberry pi) device.

Is there any overlay, config, etc which I have to configure, so the npi.gpio sees my device as an nanopi air device so I can access the gpio via python 3?

Thanks in advanced

Have you solved this problem. I am in the same situation. My board is not recognized as a NanoPi based board. Thanx!